yum. run. !!!


hi hi hi!

im back yall. woo hoo.

to be honest ive had a computer since monday
[ended up having to just buy a new one. so having
to wait the two weeks to see if my fatherman could
fix it was sort of for naught. cest la vie am i right?]
..but yeah. anyways. i just wasnt ready to get back
into the whole blogging thing. im still sort of not.
as in i havent been taking pictures of my eats. but
truuuuuuust me. ive been eating. in excess. yum!

obviously not a complete representation of what
i have been eating for the past two and a half or
so weeks but here are a few photos from when i
first stopped blogging and didnt know how long
my hiatus would be. lots and lots more peanut
butter. frozen yogurt. ice cream. cookies. etc etc.
also. nutritional things. in moderation of course. ;]

anyways. tonight and tomorrow are going to worktastical.
plan on regularly scheduled blogging to resume sunday. ish.

kisses!

did you miss me?

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kiss me..i dont smoke.

dude. why do all the attractive fellas gotta be tarlungs?
for reals. i saw several hecka fine [keep in mind..hormones]
gentlemen on my jaunt to class this afternoon and every
last one of the boneables was smoooking. gross gross gross.

anyways.

ANOCHE [thats last night my amigos]:

megamunchfest last night. i managed to snap a couple pics but man oh man was much more consumed.

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the lovely dani at foodshouldtastegood was nice enough to send me some chippies to try out for the blog. these olive chips werent my favorite. but i dont like olives. so ya know. they were still pretty alright all things considered. and they definitely satisfied my salt craving. [for a bit. some honeychipotlechip with cottagecheese action occurred later on in the evening.]

now for the good stuff:
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mmm. so good. edys loaded butterfinger. cheerios. peanut butter. and a chocolate vitatop. need i say more?

this was my first experience with vitatops. i mean. it was good. but like. not OH MY GOD AMAZING. i had higher expectations. dont get me wrong the box will not last long but i dont quite see what all the fuss is about.

also. i polished off the rest of this beaut:
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thanks again heather! youre a total gem.

i stayed up way too late last night piddling/munching my life away.
and stealing from my roommates bag of candy and such. oops.

all i can say is thank god i love to run.

zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz.

i could NOT get out of bed this morning. which is totally fine since i dont have class until three on tuesday/thursdays. and i lack ambition.

then i started pondering breakfast and ZING what bed?

brace yourself. breakfast was a numbah one stunnah:
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sweet wheat bagel. half with cottage cheese and some heated up frozen berries. the other half had a NEW peanut butter!!! and a few orange slices. totally hit the spot.

check out my new pal:
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thanks to lovelies at pbloco this little buddy was the star of breakfast. mmmm. super sweet and artificial but so damn good. peanut butter. chocolate. bananas. how can you go wrong!?

then i crawled back into bed. but the stupid sun was shining all up in my business and making me feel guilty. ‘fiiiiiiiiiiiiiine sun. i will come suck you all up.’ aka i went for a splendid six mile run. it was great. i love being warm.

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i should totally join in on lengs salad challenge. but im sure the second i commit ill run out of romaine. and i certainly cannot ahve that. plus im totally commitmentphobic. anyways. romaine. turkey. carrots. peppers. bbq/hummus/ricewinevinegar dressing of sorts. fone for CRUNCH. and apple wedges with cinnamon. i got mad love for cool crisp foods.

i was fixin to make some iced coffee to take to class. and i wanted some post lunch sweetness. aka i made my own little version of cocoa coffee. basically i just iced mine. and added a few glugs of soy milk since i dont do creamers and such. it was amazing. that bender knows whats up.

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i brought along this larabar as well. PECAN PIE. i really liked it. which surprised me since pecans are probably my least favorite nut of sorts. and i dont like pie. bravo larabar. you done good. [thanks to my little lolita for sending me this little guy since i never would have opted to buy it for myself!]

class was pretty alright. except that it was sixty and sunny out. and the quad was covered with people laying around and playing frisbee and enjoying themselves. grrr. at least its supposed to be nice all day tomorrow. wait. i have class. class. class. and then straight to work. BUMMER.

i had some broccoli slaw in the fridge and i hadnt a clue what i wanted to do with it. but then i did have a clue! and then i had dinner.

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i chopped up some orange pepper [my favorite!] and dug in the freezer for some corn and stirfried it all up with a few big handfuls of slaw and some shrimpalimp. the sauce/marinade/stirfrying liquid was a mishmosh: ricewinevinegar. teriyakisauce. honey. red pepper flakes. ginger powder. garlic powder. sesame oil. etc etc. super delicious. i had some kashi crackers on the side. im not sure why. it seemed like a good idea at the time. i have no regrets. also. the rest of my orange from breakfast. the little chinese restaurant back home always had orange slices along with the fortune cookies at the end and so i wanted to channel the goodness that is golden garden. [i did NOT eat that purple barrette. the orange hue was just too dominate and i was trying to make the bits of cabbage pop. awk since you cannot see a single piece of the cabbage action.]

i considered eating this with some chopsticks that i had lying around but i totally lack coordination [hello. why do you think im a runner?] and it would have taken longer than the three minutes in which i inhaled this delight. forker for life.

im already pondering dessert. mmm. decisions decisions.

whats your favorite nut?

does peanut butter count as a nut? ;]

i really like cashews. and almonds. and pistachios. and hazelnuts. [okay. so i like them all. but walnuts and pecans are on the lower end of the spectrum.]

and no preaching about how walnut and such arent really nuts because i say they are and thats whats up. kapeesh?

ALSO. check out honeynoneynuts giveaway. the survey takes like point two. help a college gal out will ya?



BABIES!!!

hey guys. sorry ive been so aloof.

but i have good reason this time!
one of my dearest darlingest friends
since the wee age of five just had
babies. yes. plural. as in TWO. two
happy healthy beautiful boys. !!!

i just got back from normal. they are
sooooo little. i dont even like babies
but these two. oh my good golly.

anyways. my picture taking has been
sort of lacking and such. and i have
to get some schtuff done tonight so
ill just leave you with a gallery of a
little bit of what ive been eating these
days. nothing too legit. you may
notice that i restocked my edys
loaded butterfinger ice cream. YUM!

on the exercise front ive been takin
it pretty easy. nice three mile run
yesterday. a little jaunt on the good
ole arctrainer today. just keepin my
legs moving. nothing too strenuous.


i randomized the order. for some zing!

lots of easter candy pictures missing.
and lots of cereal and chips. peanut
butter. etc. im just not so good at
this whole food blogging bit. my bad.

also not pictured. tonights dinner at COSI! yum.
i was so stoked to discover there was one in normal since that is only an hour away from me. yayayayayay.

sorry to be so frantic. i miss you little pumas.

whatre you getting me for my birthday!?

its comin up yall. may thirdddddd.



i suck at college.

oops.

oh hey. whats up yall?

i have an exam tomorrow. and well. uh. its going to be interesting.

speaking of delicious late night snacks on tuesday!

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the last of my zoes cinnamon raisin granola. [so sad]. some newmans own organic cinnamon sugar soy crisps. and apple slices. super tasty.

and then i had the other half of the apple. eaten like this:
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my peanut butter rationing plan was out the window before i could even open the jar. oops.

and since i gave up on rationing i munched on more traderjoes spicyflaxtortillachips. [and some chocolate.]

ive decided i just need to take a roadtrip to a destination with a trader joes. anyone jonesin for a visitor? ;]

zzzzzzzzzzz.

i woke up this morning and knew breakfast had to be quick so i had a cottage cheese bowl. it had been so long!

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pre.
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post.

classes today drug on to no end. buzzkill.

once i finally made it back to my apartment i decided to lace up for my last run before my half on saturday [FREAKOUT].

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i obviously needed some serious fuel for my two miler so i had the last half of this baby.

it was so nice out and i wanted to keep running but i was a good little lamb and only ran the two and at a comfortable easy pace. go me.

i stretched out. showered. slothed. and then whipped up this great little diddie of a lunch.
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i mixed up some tuna with the bbqsauce/hummus combo and some carrot nibs and pepper bits and shoved the whole smosh into a pepperbutt. with a bit of salad action [carrots. peps. kashi lovebites. more bbq/hummus. etc etc]. i had those grapes times a bunch. also shown: insideoutdirtyyellowsweater backdrop. mmmm. classy.

at this point i set out to do some serious studying..
aka:
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and countless other nibbles.

is it to late to change my major to eating..with a concentration in peanut butter?

i sort of. quasi. maybe got a little bit accomplished but then i realized i was too famished to do anything else. no really. i hadnt eaten in like thirtysevenminutes.

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for dinner i whipped up a scramble with corn. peppers. carrots. spinach. salsa. and hot sauce. oh. and eggies. postphoto i smushed half of the mixture into a pita. oh the side i had the last of my random plethora of fruit and some strawberries.

my fruit stash is quite low. a couple more stawberries. a few apples. and some bananas [ a few frozen. a few supah ripe..aka perfect]. tragedy.

i just finished up a superb late night snack!
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SNACKBOWL! love. this little gem has some cheerios [ i want to be her.] newmans own organic cinnamon sugar soy crisps. some zoes cranberries currants granola. pistachios. more dried cranberries. and chocolate chunks.

lotsa flavor going on here. all so so good. as far the granola goes. well. its fabulous. but i think i like the cinnamon raisin a tid better. but id take either any day of the week.

the munchfest continues on. but the camera has retired for the night. use your imagination eh?

im off to study. and by study i mean go to bed. and by go to bed i mean stay up to an ungodly hour doing who knows what with lord knows who.

and my question tonight is for all yall runners out there. its gettin to be race time..
got any pre/during/postrace tips for a halfmarathon newb?

and for those nonrunners:
would you rather eat your right arm or your left leg?

the way today has been going id say id probably end up eating both. oy.

p.s. thanks to her little fiasco the fab little meloncauliflower is having a barney butter giveaway!

also..this girl that im totally NUTS about is having a giveaway. haha.



breathe in..breathe out.

thats what i have to keep telling myself.

dude. college is hard.
and minimum wage sucks.
and im getting sick.

but you know what isnthard/doesntsuck/isntsick? well..who.

HEATHER!

i was totally having the crummiest of days today and that
little gem of blogger totally made my day. thanks heather.

anyways. things are gettin all wackedup on this end
so my posting/commenting/etc may be even more
sporatic than it normally is so bear with meeee please.
grrr. grrr. im a bear. oh man. i need sleep. baaaaadly.

hey. this is a food blog. not national geographic.
no more bears. unless i start eating bear meat.
which i promise wont happen. ever. though oddly
enough ive had the opportunity. totally awk right?

yesterday morning i had a lovely six mile or so run.
i got all nice and sweaty. and red and puffy. sexy no?

then i came home and ate. i mean showered. [nah man. i ate.]

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just a snackish plate of sorts. i ate double the amount of cottage cheese and crackers for sure though. i think i eat half my meals before they even make it to the plate. whoops. [and yeah. that monster is totally tryin to eat my cottage cheese. i showed him what was up though. no worries.]

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lunch dessert! strawberries. chocolate. peanut butter. could it get any better?! [well..chocolate covered pretzels would have been nice but..]

i packed up this little gem and headed out to my classes.
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this was a GNU flavor for me and good grief was it swell. i think i preferred the peanut butter [shocking i know] but this one was super divine. i think maybe a peanutbutterbananawalnut fusion is in order. and hey. i still gotta try the chocolate one. hmmmm. i like where this is headed.

so i had made a point to check the ten DAY forecast in the morning..but failed to check the ten HOUR forecast. aka i had a nice walk home in the rain. in leather flipflops. sans umbrella. oy.

dinner was so good though that i totally didnt care.
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i baked up a sweetpotato and mashed it all up with some black beans and bbqsauce and wrapped it all up with some spinach in a flatout wrap. sooo good. i broiled the whole thing to help keep the wrap together. when i was done i seriously contemplated making another. i also tried kale chips for the first time. they were so awkward and made me uncomfortable while i was eating them. but i definitely loved them. [!?] and yay for delicious fruit.

then i started to get a little stressed out. and when this galfriday
gets stressed out she EATS. so i did.
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this was so good. my first time trying the erin baker breakfast cookies. definitely not my last. the ingredients are totally legit but the cookie taste did not reflect that. seriously. go try these. [that notebook is just for you munchhead.]

at this point i started going at the jar of peanut butter to comfort my sorry self. and then i thought this might work out better than just straight up spoonfuls:
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comforting and delicious.

but i still ended up with more skippylove.
and some more kashis with cottage cheese.
and a piece or two of chocolate.

im stressed out okay. dont judge.

anyways. zzzzzzzz. but not really.
i did not sleep well last night. bummer.

at least breakfast was good this morning.
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corn bran. frozen banana chunks and berries. soymilk. and of course my clumpy chocolate protein powder was added post picture.

i was running late this morning. per usual. so i just grabbed half a clif bar i had lying around to eat between classes. oatmeal raisin walnut. aka best flavor ever.

my head is all congested and nast right now [definitely self-induced. thanks again stress.] so im takin the day off on the exercise front. sometimes its just what you need. ya know?

im gonna go whip up some lunch and then shower and get ready for work. grumble grumble. think of me while youre all off enjoying your friday night. i think im the only person that more often than not does not look forward to friday. come on sunday.

whats your favorite day of the week?!

im a total sunday girl. as a general rule i am not allowed to do anything i do not want to on sundays. and dude. football. :]

breeeeeeeeeathe. breeeeeeeeeeeathe. breeeeeeeeeeathe.



10 day forecast.
April 2, 2009, 11:00 am
Filed under: breakfast, dessert., dinner., run. | Tags: , , , , , , ,

hola! happy second day of april.

lets head back to yesterday my little gremlins.

heres the swag i managed to make it home with.
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each box had a big ole turkeysandwich. a delectable fruit box of sorts. and two cookies. like so:
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i made it out with a full box and about two more boxes of fruit from the collected bits of my comrades. im no sarah but ill take it.

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munch munch munch.

i kinda just hung out for a bit after my last post and then legit started to comtemplate a run.

then there was a knock at the door.

THE STRIPPERS ARE HERE!!!

nah. it was some schmuck asking for money for ‘the children’. i gave those damn kids a couple bucks because im a total pushover. dumb.

BUT!! he gave me candy:
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yes please.

anyways. after conman left i popped on my niks and was on my merry way. first i ate a chunk or two of a random probar ive already tasted and mentioned in posts prior. and a couple almonds. and dried cranberries. [dont judge. i needed fuel. ?]
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fiftyminutes or so later i was back home. i called up my friend mapmyrun.com and he was all ‘hey babygirl. you just ran sixpointonefive miles. dizamn you are fiiiine.’

i know.

then i ate some more. because well. why not. plus i just ran six miles.

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sweet potato chunks. black beans. broccoli. pepper rings. and a tasty little sauce of bbq sauce. rice wine vinegar to loosen it up. and some hot sauce for some zing! this was money.

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at least im consistent? thank goodness my little zoefriends sent me the granola sampler [aka three flavors] rather than just one because this little lovebox is nearly gone and i am sad.

mindfuel:

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this is the newmans own organics dark espresso bar. or something. that sounds awkward. it was dark. and espressoed. and delicious. go buy. now. [man. im a GREAT advertising major. ;] ]

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those popchips were pretty darn good. definitely satisfied my salty craving. and the bag was a wee one with one sixteen chips so going overboard wasnt an option. perfect. thanks to my poptastic friends for sending me some to munch on. :]

rumor has it there was a hummus party at one point too.
apple slices showed up early for the pregame and then we met up with that hottie carrot stick at the bars. afterhours? at the pretzel crib. fab night. [i need to get out more.]

so i thought i went the whole day without peanut butter. turns out LIFE played an april fools joke on me. that like wee chunk of probar i had prerun definitely had peanut butter..and i couldnt even taste it. SERIOUSLY!? ..my life.

zzzzzzzz.

so i had big plans to get creative with my oaties today but when i woke up classic banana oats with dried cranberries mixed in sounded so simple and good. corn bran and PEANUTBUTTER sounded good too. [but when dont they right?]
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imma go out for a run now because its NOT raining here. [bahahahah. sorrylittle lo. love you?]

this post might be a little incoherent because ive been writing it since yesterday. on a ‘stickie’ on my desktop. and i dont feel like proofreading. ya dig?

OH MAN. ten day forecast..day TEN: APRIL 11th. [my half.]

F R E A K I N G O U T !

i need some good tunes for running my thirteenpointone. help a gal out.
whats your favorite song to run to?!

toodles.



sunny sunday!

..only its wednesday? [at least i think its wednesday?]

anyways. in true erinbee style ive gotten a bit behind on my posting havent i. mah bad. i am here now and that is all that matters. right?

backbackback it up to monday noche.

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this salad was saladtastic. the usual suspects of romaine. spinach. carrots. peppers. etc were present as well as frozen corn and broccoli. [unfrozed. duh.] and a crumbled up morningstar southwestern veggie cake i found hiding the in the back of the freezer. and of course i brought back a jar of my FAVORITE SALSA EVERRR from home so i had lots of that as well. and some stolen franks hot sauce. thanks roommate. hah. on the side i had banana chunks. kiwi niblets. and a huuuumungo strawberry.

SOME of my late night munches:

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looks to me like a chopped up apple with my new ZOES GRANOLA. oh my goodness. this stuff is so great. the lovely zoe-ites [aka tori] sent me a granola sampler pack to try. this is the cinnamon raisin. but really they should just call it ‘heckatastyyall’.

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mmm. peanut butter. figgers. newmans own chocolate. i had at least double everything shown here. maaaaybe a bit more chocolate and peanut butter..but its been a while so i cannot be certain. ya dig?

zzzzzzz.

the day of twos.

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it had been far too long since banana oats had graced my mouthicle. divine. and with that i finished off another jar of peanut butter. [no worries. i have like five more jars. stocked up for sure when it was on sale at meijer. four for fivedollars much?]

it was all drab and dreary outside so i did some yoga in hopes that the rain would stop. no such luck. so i had a snack instead.

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blurfest. and i had a lot more of those newmans own organic dried cranberries. they were supah sweet and i could not stop.

i eventually made it to the arc since i found my icard. holla.
i did some easypeasy arctrainering because i wasnt so much lookin for an intense workout as i just needed to get out of my dreary apartment. i also did weights because im a bodybuilder.

i got workout number two in on my walk home in the rain. this poor old man was havin some wheelchair issues so i wheeled him home. hardest. thing. ever. [and i know hard..] he insisted the brakes were not on but im callin his bluff. at least now i am doubly swoll.

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lunch was another salad. i like em apparently. spinach. romaine. carrots. peppers. salsa!!. chicken slices. and such. with a wee bowl of kiwis and strawberries. and some newmans own organics white cheddar soy crisps. after the picture i finished off the bag. [thank goodness the are only threeandahalf servings per bag. oh. and that theyre air.] still super delish though. i love flavored crunchy air. and a serving actually has somethin like eight grams of protein. if you say so nell.

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and some chocolate popped into my mouth on the way out the door to classville. mmm.

today has been brought to you by the letter: newmans own organics?

i packed up this little diddie for a snack:
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as you may recall back in the days of my creepybabyprime i tried the orangecranberry gnu bar and was less than pleased. however..i GNU [bahaha.] that the other flavors were more up my alley and so my dear friends at gnu hooked me up with the other four flavors to try. this peanut butter bar did not disappoint. go gnu!

oh mannnn. its like the neverendstory up in here. [!!! who wants to come over for a movie night!?]

i somehow made it through my classes without inflicting pain on myself or anyone around me. progress.

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the most important part of this dinner for me was making sure that everyone could see my new plate from target. with that being said i had double that amount of cara cara orange chunks. looooots more pretzels and hummus. and i added more of my tunahummuspretzelbbqsauce mosh to the sandwich thin.

ah! monster! ah!

i was super snacky last night. [..as opposed to everyother night.]

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another delicious mosh of cinnamon raisin zoes granola. apple chunks. soymilk. and cinnamon. its the bombdiggity.

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how adorable are these!? i found them at the walmart back home awhile back and sweet talked them into the basket. thanks cath. :]

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somehow throughout the night i ingested FIVE candycane frangos..but didnt manage to get a picture of any of them. i got skills.

there was more but ill spare you. i was really proud of myself for not going at a new jar of peanut butter until i realized that by not having a spoonful or two i ended up munching on much more throughout the night. oops?

zzzzzzzz.

oh hey. its today now.

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another amazing bowl of cornbran. soymilk. chocolateprotein powder. and banana chunks. oh wait. frozen mixed berries decided they wanted to join the early morning rushfest.

then i did the college thing.

END PICTURES.

for lunch i met up with a bunch of the people that i studied abroad in rome with. also present was my main squeeze fabio parsecoli. he was our instructor while in rome. hes also written a book or two or so and teaches at nyu and in barcelona. and he was a writer for gambero rosso but apparently its just got bought out and he wasnt happy with where things were headed so he jumped ship. yada yada. what im trying to say is hes a jack of all trades. and who doesnt love an italian man? it was nice to chat with him and all my little romepals.

okay. i lied. heres another picture.

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me and the fab in italy. [man. im such a cheeser.]

anyways. what im trying to say is that lunch was provided by the department. so no picture. BUT i did manage to swipe some leftover grub so i have a picture of that. but its not loaded on my computer so youre just going to have to wait.

im currently munching on pretzels and salsa. munching in the mindless straight from the bag/jar sense. i should probably stop. its gorgeous outside [though a tid windy] and i think a nice little diddie of a run is in order. or maybe a nap..by the window?

see you sassycats later.

whatre you thoughts on skippy, smucker, and jifs ‘natural’ peanut butter?

i dont so much think its ‘natural’ since they all have more than just peanut butters. but it is better than their counterparts.

i eat lots of skippy natural mostly because meijer hooks me up with super good deals that i just cannot turn down. its actually on sale this week too. uh oh..damn you meijer.